Attention, runners, joggers and walk-for-fitness exercisers: If you're limiting yourself to cardiovascular routines, it's time to step off the treadmill and cement and into the studio to enhance your mileage. Sound sort of, well, boring? Not when you have a celebrity yoga guru and a superstar Pilates master to guide you.
Here's the scoop on two DVDs that can make a difference in your mileage:
- "Pilates for Runners with Laura Tarbell" helps you improve your endurance, finish faster and reduce your risk of injury. Included is an introduction of Pilates Principles followed with mat work. It's ideal for developing your balance and flexibility as well as enhancing your body's alignment. Learn more about Pilates for Runners with Laura Tarbell by clicking here.
- Namaste: You can also use the power of yoga to enhance your mental and physical performance with "Yoga for Runners: Intermediate Program." Instructor Christine Felstread takes you through a series of poses designed to help you improve your balance and flexibility while focusing your mind. Correct muscle imbalances as well. Learn more about "Yoga for Runners" by clicking here.
About the instructors:
- Laura Tarbell says: "While running is one of the most natural, instinctive, and popular forms of exercise, it’s also one of the most injury prone." That's where Pilates comes into play: It "reduces this risk of injury AND allows you to improve speed at the same time," says Laura.
- Also the creator of "Christine Felstead's Yoga for Runners: The Essentials," Christine began her career as a runner before evolving into yoga. For that reason, she's particularly adapt in complementing running through the development of a yoga practice.